Our artist in residence Sol Archer has just completed Year 2 of his project The production of daily life. Sol spent the summer and autumn in Belfast working on a series of workshops with intergenerational groups of former residents and young current residents. More information and recent images can be found on the The production of daily lifeProject page.
Still in development, The production of daily life has been funded to date by the Mondriaan Foundation, CBK Rotterdam, NI Screen, DAS and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and supported locally by former and current residents, Sailortown Regeneration, Clanmil Housing Association and the Mission to Seafarers.
Join us tomorrow on Sunday 11 August (3pm-5pm) for the screening of Dispatches from Futureland, a film by our artist in residence Sol Archer in the Mission to Seafarers in North Belfast’s historical Sailortown neighbourhood.
Dispatches from Futureland, set in the near future, quietly explores the automatisation of the docklands in Rotterdam and the simultaneous growth in global trade and loss of local jobs (experiences that resonate locally and are shared universally)
Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive has curated a selection of local archive footage in response to the themes of Dispatches from Futureland.
This is a free event, all are welcome and we will provide refreshments.
We were invited to contribute to the Valand Academy Future of Art in Perpetually Restructuring Cities symposium in Gothenburg this October. The programme included discussions, screenings, workshops, performances, and the opportunity to experience artworks installed in public spaces across the city, such as Next to You by Marika Hedemyr, and Eric Magassa’s work, Walking With Shadows, which part of the Goteborg Biennial 2019 and installed in the docks. We were in good company alongside fellow invited guests Donald Mitchell (Uppsala University); Feras Hammami (Gothenburg University); Gavin Murphy (Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology); Sara Brorström, Handelshögskolan (Gothenburg University); Caroline Cowley (Public Arts Officer, Fingal County Council); Benj Gerdes (Artist, Gothenburg); Sol Archer; Oli Mould (Royal Holloway, University of London); Theo Tegelaers (Curator, TAAK, Amsterdam) and Marika Hedemyr (Artist, Gothenburg) and others. We look forward to future collaborations, the next iteration of the research group, and exploring some of the new connections and contacts made.
Household wishes to appoint an evaluator to work with the small staff team whilst delivering Homeward Bound, a programme of participatory art activities in collaboration with local residents, partners and organisations in Sailortown, a historical Belfast neighbourhood.